In Memory

James German

James Delano German

Athens, Tenn. - James Delano German, 72, of Athens, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, (February 10, 2016) at his home, in Athens.

Mr. German was born in Batavia, a son of the late James R. and Helen D. (Delano) German.

James was a past member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Batavia. Mr. German attended Rochester Institute of Technology where he earned both a Bachelors and Masters Degree. He was a Finance Manager for several colleges and most recently, along with his wife, owned an H&R Block franchise in Athens, TN. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Maureen (Feary) German of Athens, Tenn.; two children, Melanie (Daniel) Grubb of Maryville, Tenn., and Jonathan German of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Burl, Jane, and Mary Grubb; a brother, David (Margie) German of Batavia, and a sister, Janet (Donald) Brinkman of Batavia. Nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Friends may call on Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main St., Batavia; where James’ Funeral Services will immediately follow calling at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, NY 14228. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Batavia.

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02/12/16 12:14 PM #1    

John Herridge

"Big" Jim was our basketbal center in High School.  At his height, it was hard to be as agile as he wanted to be, and the Coach pushed on him a bit.  Jim was mild mannered and did not react much, but we could see he was frustrated  at times.  He was friendly person and a good teamate, and it appears that he lived a responsible live of integrity. My thoughts go back to those days and to his family. Rest well. 

02/13/16 07:47 PM #2    

Sandra Sterling (Weiler)

Sorry to learn of Jim's passing.  His suffering is over.  Prayers for his family.

02/14/16 01:42 PM #3    

Kenneth Driver

 Jim was a kind and gracious person.  He always did his best in practice and tried to do what the coaches asked of him.  Never heard Jim complain as he was "Pushed" at times hard in practice.  I do recall on one occassion during a game, there was some confusion as to “Who got the basket?”  Both Jim and I had gone up for an offensive rebound.   Thought it was pretty evident Jim got the basket.  But one of the on court officials pointed  and called my number.   I was credited with a basket that should have been Jim’s. 

                Am pretty sure that was the “last of it.”  Jim didn’t make an issue of the call, did not complain to the coaches, refs, nor myself.  Just very easy going, relaxed and always did his best. 

God Bless you Jim!

02/14/16 07:46 PM #4    

Anne King (Wolff)

So sad to hear of Jim's passing.

We were neighbors growing up and I am grateful to have known him!

Sympathy to his family.

Anne King Wolff


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